The remake of Carrie you ordered has arrived! Supposedly closer to the source novel but still seemingly unnecessary this remake let’s us see the introduction of cyber-bullying to the mix. Probably worth a look for horror fans but the original still stands. Covered in blood. And setting fire to the school.
Imagine we had Thanksgiving over here and they made an animated film about two Turkeys who go back in time to take themselves off the menu. Imagine how we’d laugh! Now imagine that film existed but we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, welcome to Free Birds.
Saving Mr. Banks
A film about the making of Mary Poppins is no doubt going to appeal to someone who grew up watching the film. Add in the fact that this person greatly admires the film’s star Emma Thompson and saw the film early in the morning at the end of a week of 30 films and you might starts to see that their five cry viewing experience is not going to be a common one. That said I was blind to any flaws and loved the film to death.
The Best Man Holiday
“When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.” This did really well in America which seemed to surprise everyone as the film has a predominantly black cast. Why was this surprising? I have no idea.
“A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.” That was NOT what I was expecting from the title. It better have a giant sea monster in it or I will be pissed!
“Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars.” By unexpected journey I hope they mean that he time travelled with Keanu Reeves in a phone booth.
Jeune Et Jolie
French film about a teenage prostitute. HANG ON! It’s actually really well done and not nearly as smutty as you might think. Oddly the UK poster uses the only still that features nudity and in doing so the lead actresses left breast has been partially removed. Trying to be scandalous but removing any chance of actual scandal.
Who Needs Enemies
Hmmmm…. either this title severely needs a question mark adding or this is a Doctor Who spin-off about a time when the Doctor has defeated all the Daleks once and for all and is bore out of his mind.
N.F.A. (No Fixed Abode)
“Adam has it all – a beautiful wife and daughter and home, but one day he wakes up in a hostel for the homeless – how did he there and how can he get his life back?” The tagline is “What if you woke up homeless?” and I honestly don’t know the answer. Suffice it to say this blog would suffer.
There are other films but they either have too little information available, are in just one cinema, or appear to be out on DVD at the same time so I won’t go over them. All that and I am wildly behind schedule!